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Susie Althorp, immerse (close up), 2021, porcelain, stainless steel wire, nylon thread, yellow light, Photo credit Lee Walter A close up of Susie Althorp's work for Hatched: National Graduate Survey. The image is of beads and leaf-like objects threaded onto wire and bathed in golden light. Freshly hatched statements
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Freshly hatched statements

24 May 2022

Newly graduated artists take a lively approach to the dilemmas and delights we currently face, in the latest iteration of PICA’s “Hatched” exhibition, writes Kim Kirkman.

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Pictured top: Eric Hynynen 'Canvascape' series, 2021. Top L-R: 'Fuchsia', 'Lilac Field', 'Tangerine Dream'. Bottom L-R: 'Blue Skies', 'Make Lemonade', 'Green is Good'. Each 2021 enamel on canvas 30 x 30cm. Six enamel works designed to look like squares of rumpled canvas, variously coloured red, lilac, orange, turquoise, yellow and kermit green. They are arranged in two rows of three against a white brick background. Somewhere into the rainbow
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Somewhere into the rainbow

7 December 2021

Spanning the spectrum, ‘Expander-COLOUR’ is a playful exploration of the many moods and tones of colour, discovers Kim Kirkman.

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Laure Prouvost, Lick in the past, 2016, video still_2 A photograph taken from the dashboard of a car. The road stretches towards an arid looking mountain range that stands stark against a blue sky. Tales of two sun-bleached cities
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Tales of two sun-bleached cities

3 August 2021

Named after The Triffid’s 1986 album, ‘Love in Bright Landscapes’ is an exhibition that explores the shiny and seamy sides of Perth and Los Angeles, writes Kim Kirkman, who also takes in two other exhibitions currently on show at PICA.

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A series of creatures made of pom poms. Each pom has a face and legs Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses
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Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses

14 June 2021

Who says artworks should be for the eyes only? In two new exhibitions, DADAA offers a multi-sensory experience that feels fun and refreshing, writes Kim Kirkman.

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Two actors, Caitlin Beresford-Ord and Andrew Hale, stand behind music stands, a microphone between them. In the background are paintings, they are in the Orangery art gallery. They appear to be mid-performance. Gender bender is timely
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Gender bender is timely

19 April 2021

Lit Live’s production of Dan Rebellato’s new radio play You & Me feels timely, even if the script leaves some questions unanswered, writes Kim Kirkman.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio